Bulletin – July 25, 2021

The 9th Sunday after Pentecost

The Savior Is Our Compassionate Shepherd

St. John’s & Emmanuel Ev. Lutheran Churches

Montello & Mecan, WI

Pastor Pete Zietlow

July 24, 2021

4:30p.m. St. John’s

July 25, 2021

8:00a.m. Emmanuel

10:00a.m. St. John’s

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We prepare ourselves to worship the one Savior God by expressing our humble repentance, offering our fervent prayers and singing our thankful hymns of praise.

 OPENING HYMN                                                                                  CW 226, “To Your Temple I Draw Near”

†  T  H  E      C  O  M  M  O  N      S  E  R  V  I  C  E  †

 Please stand.

 M:          In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C: ♪ Amen.

CONFESSION OF SINS                                                                                                    

We confess to God that we have failed to live up to the perfect standards in his law, and we plead for his mercy.

M:           Beloved in the Lord; let us draw near with a true heart and confess our sins to God our Father, asking him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us forgiveness.

C:           Holy and merciful Father, I confess that I am by nature sinful and that I have disobeyed you in my thoughts, words and actions. I have done what is evil and failed to do what is good. For this I deserve your punishment both now and in      eternity. But I am truly sorry for my sins, and trusting in my Savior Jesus     Christ, I pray: Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner.



C: ♪ Lord have mercy on us, Christ have mercy on us, Lord have mercy on us.

M:           God, our heavenly Father, has been merciful to us and has given his only Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Therefore, as a called servant of Christ and by his authority, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son † and of the Holy Spirit.  

C: ♪ Amen.

M:           In the peace of forgiveness, let us praise the Lord.


Gloria in Excelsis

C:     ♪ Glory be to God on high, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

We praise you, we bless you, we worship you,

we glorify you, we give thanks to you, your great glory,

O Lord God, heav’nly King, God the Father almighty.

O Lord, the only begotten Son, Jesus Christ;

O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,

you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.

You take away the sin of the world; receive our prayer.

You sit at the right hand of God the Father; have mercy on us.

For you only are holy; you only are the Lord.

You only, O Christ, with the Holy Spirit, are most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.


M:           The Lord be with you.

C: ♪ And also with you.

M:           Let us pray.

M: Grant us, Lord, the spirit to think and do what is right that we, who cannot do anything that is good without you, may by your help be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C: ♪ Amen.

Please be seated for the day’s Scripture readings.

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The Lord Jesus speaks to us in Scripture reading, preaching and song.

FIRST LESSON                                                                                                                                         Jeremiah 23:1-6

Summary: The Messiah is the true Shepherd, the Lord our Righteousness

“Woe to the shepherds who are destroying and scattering the sheep of my pasture!” declares the Lord. Therefore this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says to the shepherds who tend my people: “Because you have scattered my flock and driven them away and have not bestowed care on them, I will bestow punishment on you for the evil you have done,” declares the Lord. “I myself will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them and will bring them back to their pasture, where they will be fruitful and increase in number. I will place shepherds over them who will tend them, and they will no longer be afraid or terrified, nor will any be missing,” declares the Lord.

“The days are coming,” declares the Lord,

    “when I will raise up for David[a] a righteous Branch,

a King who will reign wisely

    and do what is just and right in the land.

In his days Judah will be saved

    and Israel will live in safety.

This is the name by which he will be called:

    The Lord Our Righteous Savior.


* All sing in unison.

Refrain: The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.

The LORD is my shepherd,*

I shall not be in want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures;*

he leads me beside quiet waters.

He restores my soul;*

he guides me in paths of righteousness

for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley

of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil,*

for you are with me;

your rod and your staff, they comfort me.


You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.*

You anoint my head with oil;

my cup overflows.

Surely goodness and love will follow me

all the days of my life,*

and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son*

and to the Holy Spirit,

as it was in the beginning,*

is now, and will be forever. Amen.


SECOND LESSON                                                                                                                           Ephesians 2:13-22

Summary: The Shepherd is also the Cornerstone of the Church, his believing sheep

   But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.  For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.

   Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.

VERSE OF THE DAY                                                                                                                                        Isaiah 55:11b

M:           Alleluia. My Word will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. Alleluia.

C: ♪ Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Please stand.

GOSPEL LESSON                                                                                                                                          Mark 4:35-41

C: ♪ Glory be to you, O Lord!

                                                                           Mark 6:30-34 (today’s sermon text)

Summary: The compassionate Shepherd gives spiritual rest: the forgiveness of sins, life & salvation

The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”

So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place. But many who saw them leaving recognized them and ran on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them. When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.

C: ♪ Praise be to you, O Christ!


We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation, he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary, and became fully human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate. He suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who in unity with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified,

who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Be seated.

HYMN OF THE DAY                                                                      CW 772, “When Jesus Came From Nazareth” 

SERMON                                                                                                                                                       Mark 6: 30-34

Our Accountability and Jesus’ Compassion

Please stand.

C:     ♪ Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with your free Spirit. Amen.

Please be seated.

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Members of this congregation show their thanks to God for all he has done for them by returning a portion of their income to the Lord.  Through these free will offerings, this congregation and its ministries are maintained.  Guests need not feel obligated to contribute. The plate is located in the church entryway.


The Offering Prayer, Prayer for the Spread of God’s Word in Our Country and Intercessory Prayers are spoken by pastor. Please see announcement details of today’s Intercessory Prayers.

Please stand.


All:         Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.   


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M:           The Lord be with you.

C: ♪ And also with you.

M:           Lift up your hearts.

C: ♪ We lift them up unto to the Lord.

M:           Let us give thanks to the Lord, our God.

C: ♪ It is good and right so to do.

M:           It is truly good and right that we should at all times and in all places give you thanks, O Lord, holy Father, almighty and everlasting God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who promised that wherever two or three come together in his name, there he is with them to shepherd his flock till he comes again in glory. Therefore, with all the saints on earth and hosts of heaven, we praise your holy name and join their glorious song:



C:     ♪ Holy, holy, holy Lord God of heavenly hosts: heav’n and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he, blessed is he, blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.


M:           Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night he was betrayed, took bread; and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”

Then he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for you for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

M:           The peace of the Lord be with you always.

C: ♪ Amen.


Agnus Dei

C:     ♪ O Christ, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.

O Christ, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.

O Christ, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; grant us your peace. Amen.

Be seated.


During the distribution the congregation may sing one or more hymns.

At St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church & Emmanuel Ev. Lutheran Church we practice close Communion. If you are a guest at worship today and interested in receiving the Lord’s Supper, please speak with the pastor prior to the service.

DISTRIBUTION HYMNS                                            CW 309, “Draw Near and Take the Body of the Lord”

CW 545: 1-2, “Send, O Lord, Your Holy Spirit”

*On Sunday only.

Please stand.


Nunc Dimittis

C:     ♪ Lord, now you let your servant depart in peace according to your word. For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared before the face of all people, a light to lighten the Gentiles and the glory of your people Israel.

M:           O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.

C: ♪ And his mercy endures forever.

M:           We give thanks, almighty God, that you have refreshed us with this holy supper. We pray that through it you will strengthen our faith in you and increase our love for one another. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C: ♪ Amen.

M:           The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you.

The Lord look on you with favor and (+) give you peace.

C: ♪ Amen. Amen. Amen.

Please be seated.

CLOSING HYMN                                                                                  CW 545, “Send, O Lord, Your Holy Spirit”

*On Saturday, sing all verses. On Sunday, sing verses 3.

*See above.


*Sunday at St. John’s.

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 A  N  N  O  U  N  C  E  M  E  N  T  S 

July 25 – July 31

Sun.8:00a.m.Emmanuel Worship with communion
 10:00a.m.St. John’s Worship with communion
Wed.10:00a.m.Montello Care Center Devotion
Thurs.6:30p.m.Joint Worship Committee meeting at St. John’s
Fri.9:00a.m.Frankie Russel visitation
 11:00a.m.Frankie Russell memorial service at St. John’s
Sat.4:30p.m.St. John’s Worship
    Next week’s theme:
 August 1, 2021 The 10thSunday after Pentecost:
A Miraculous Meal Points to Fellowship With God  
8:00 a.m.   Emmanuel Worship
9:00a.m.Emmanuel Council meeting
10:00 a.m.St. John’s Worship
11:00a.m.School & Little Lambs Registration in St. John’s gym

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– For those hospitalized, ill, shut-in and facing trials: Jim & Caryl Bassett, Cheri Borzick, Mike Brown, Ed Buchholz, Darlene Burrough (Judy Fandrey’s niece), Sharon Crook, Jan Dahlke, Don Ebert, Reinold Eckelberg, Ken & Sally Elmer, Mike Farrell, Kelleen Grucza (Judy Fandrey’s daughter), Marian Heller, Ken & Louise Hillmer, Roger Hillmer, Jerry & Darlene Hunter (Bonnie Chapman’s parents), Xzander Jahr, Ellie Kendall, Robert Lederer (Jackie & Jeanne Buchholz’ father), Thomas Marcelain (Dawn’s son), Neil Miller, Shelley Myers, Phil Nelson (Melanie Zuehls’ step-father), Al Pompa (Pete & Lucy Laun’s brother-in-law), Karen Radke, LuAnn Reber, Jeff Reimer & son Tim, Don & Doris Smith, Mary Smith, Tom Stempniak (Carol’s husband), Jennifer Strauss, Dennis & Ramona Wacholtz, Kathy Weinfurter (Ken Pabelick’s mother-in-law), (added this week: )

– For our synod (7/26-28 WELS Convention in-person & Zoom at LPS–Watertown–Emmanuel lay-delegate Darrell Buchholz)

– For contentment

– For our communicants

ATTENTION SOFTBALL PLAYERS OF EMMANUEL AND ST JOHN’S Starting this Sunday, July 25 @ 6:30pm, there will be adult softball on the baseball diamond behind St. John’s.  This is open to men and women who have graduated high school (recently or a long time ago!).   We are not preparing for a future event, just gathering in fellowship and activity during the warmer months of the year.  See you then!

CROSSES The Time of the Church is the longest season of the church year. Green represents growth-growing the Church through witnessing and missions-becoming “fishers of men.”

This season appears 1st and 2nd Sunday of Epiphany and ends Transfiguration Sunday just before Lent. It reappears the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost and ends on Reformation Sunday.

Please pick up your ribbon today! If you are in need of a cross or would like to gift to someone, please help yourself. They are available and both Emmanuel and St. John’s. Thank you again to Gene Crook (Emmanuel) and LuAnn Zieman (St. John’s) for creating and coordinating!

CHURCH NEWSLETTER The St. John’s church newsletter will be sent out via email to the congregations. Need to sign up on our mailing list? Please call the office. If you wish to receive a hard copy, we offer a yearly subscription for $10.00.

LIST OF DEDICICATED ACCOUNTS Want to donate and know exactly where your money is going?! Here is a list of accounts between St. John’s church and school that you can choose from:

Church General, School General, House/Parking Lot, Family Easter Festival, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, School Technology, Church Video/Audio System, Security System, Tuition Assistance, Athletic Fund, Outreach Events, School Server Upgrade, School HVAC/Purifying System

CHRISTIAN ONE LINERS (from a member) “Many Christians want to serve God…but only as advisers.”

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SCHOOL AND LITTLE LAMBS REGISTRATION Sunday, August 1 at 11:00a.m. in St. John’s gym. You can find all registration materials online at our website: www.stjohnsmontello.org under the School option. Please bring your completed materials that day along with payment. We look forward to seeing you and the students!  

KWIK TRIP/SUBWAY AND HOT LUNCH These services will be available for any school family that would like to sign up this year at registration. We look to start in October. More information will be sent home at a later date. 

LIST OF DEDICICATED ACCOUNTS Want to donate and know exactly where your money is going?! Here is a list of accounts between St. John’s church and school that you can choose from:

Church General, School General, House/Parking Lot, Family Easter Festival, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, School Technology, Church Video/Audio System, Security System, Tuition Assistance, Athletic Fund, Outreach Events, School Server Upgrade, School HVAC/Purifying System

Jesus Gives the Bread of Life

By His Faithful Word

The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost – B

God’s Word for Today

Last week we saw how Jesus gives the Bread of Life through faithful public ministers. This week we focus on their message. In order to be a faithful public minister, you must proclaim God’s faithful Word. When people don’t proclaim the whole truth of God, they destroy faith and ultimately turn people away from Jesus. It is only through his faithful Word that Jesus creates and strengthens faith (Ro 10:17). Nothing else will do!

First Lesson (Jeremiah 23:1-6)

  1. Who were these “shepherds” (prophets) who were destroying and scattering the Lord’s flock (his people)?
  2. Since others were not faithfully proclaiming his Word, what did the Lord plan to do?

Second Lesson (Ephesians 2:13-22)

3. How did Jesus bring together the Jews and the Gentiles into one Christian Church? (vv 15-16)

4. Upon what does Paul say this Christian Church is built?

Gospel (Mark 6:30-34)

5. What did Jesus want his disciples to have? What stopped them?

6. How did Jesus feel about the crowds that followed him? Why did he feel that way?

7. How did Jesus respond to the people’s needs?


  1. The shepherds to which God refers are the false prophets in Judah during the days of Jeremiah.
  2. The Lord would come himself, in the person of Jesus Christ, to shepherd his flock by his faithful Word.
  3. Jesus brought these two groups together by fulfilling and abolishing the Old Testament law, which separated the Jews and Gentiles. Salvation and membership in the Church is not to be based on following certain rules and regulations, as so many still preach today. Instead, Jesus won forgiveness, salvation and entry into eternal life for all people through his death on the cross and powerful Easter resurrection from the dead.
  4. The Church is founded upon the faithful word of the Old Testament prophets and the New Testament apostles. Jesus, who is himself the Word of God (Jn 1:1), is the chief cornerstone.
  5. Jesus wanted his disciples to have a vacation. They didn’t get it when large crowds followed them wherever they went.
  6. Mark says that he had compassion on them because, spiritually-speaking, they were wandering aimlessly like lost sheep with shepherd.
  7. He began to give them the Bread of Life by his faithful Word, teaching them to truths of God.
AttendanceEmmanuelSt. John’s
7-10 10
7-17 11
St. John’s Altar Committee for July 2021: Lucy Laun & Kathy North


Monday 8:00am – 4:00pm

Tuesday 8:00am – 4:00pm

Wednesday 8:00am – 4:00pm

Thursday 8:00am – 4:00pm


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Visit our website:  www.stjohnsmontello.org

Pastor Peter Zietlow: (608) 408-7830, E-mail: zietlowPL6@hotmail.com

Little Lambs Director & Teacher Mrs. Lynn Sellnow: 616-826-0816

K, 1st & 2nd Grade Teacher Ms. Shelley Myers: 920-285-7554

3rd-5th Grade Teacher Ms. Katlynn Tindall: 262-352-7021

Principal & 6th – 8th Grade Teacher Mr. Larry Sellnow:  616-822-6689,

Email: principal@stjohnsmontello.org

Church & School Secretary/Office Ciara Neuhauser: (608) 297-2866

Church & School Address/Mail: 313 E Montello St, Montello, WI 53949

Church & School E-mail: scsecretary@stjohnsmontello.org